relieved

adjective re·lieved \ ri-ˈlēvd \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of relieved

: experiencing or showing relief especially from anxiety or pent-up emotions

relievedly

play \ri-ˈlē-vəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of relieved in a Sentence

  1. I was relieved to hear that you're feeling better.

  2. He was greeted at the door by his much relieved mother.

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First Known Use of relieved

1850

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RELIEVED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of relieved for English Language Learners

  • : feeling relaxed and happy because something difficult or unpleasant has been stopped, avoided, or made easier : feeling relief



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